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Road from Hollin to the Redhorn Gate, The

Type: Roads, Lanes, Ways

Region: Arnor/Eriador/Lindon

Location: An ancient paved road from the Hollin Ridge along the skirts of the Misty Mountains to the Redhorn Gate (Pass of Caradhras); probably built by the Elves of Eregion in the Second Age.

Description: The travellers reached a low ridge crowned with ancient holly-trees ...

[Gandalf said,] 'We have reached the borders of the country that Men call Hollin; many Elves lived here in happier days, when Eregion was its name. ...

At dusk the Company set out, and turning now half east they steered their course towards Caradhras ...

Guided by Aragorn they struck a good path. It looked to Frodo like the remains of an ancient road, that had once been broad and well planned, from Hollin to the mountain-pass. The Moon, now at the full, rose over the mountains, and cast a pale light in which the shadows of stones were black. Many of them looked to have been worked by hands, though now they lay tumbled and ruinous in a bleak, barren land.

... soon their way became steep and difficult. The twisting and climbing road had in many places almost disappeared, and was blocked with many fallen stones.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 3, The Ring Goes South

Contributors: Elena Tiriel 15Jul04

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